Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday directed senior officers to take adequate measures to maintain communal harmony in Ayodhya, days after the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) received at its offices slabs of stones apparently meant for the construction of the Ram Temple.
Taking cognizance of the media report about two stone-laden trucks arriving at Karsewakpuram, the chief minister reviewed the situation during a meeting with top officers of the state’s police and bureaucratic machinery.
The police officers were told to take strict action against “anti-social elements” who try to disturb law and order in the temple town.
The issue of Ram Janmabhoomi and Babri Masjid is pending in the Supreme Court and the state government will ensure that the apex court order is implemented in letter and spirit, Yadav said, adding that “no one would be permitted to vitiate law and order in the state”.
Police officers were also told to keep a watch on social media for those trying to intensify communal sentiments by sharing posts or commenting on the Ayodhya dispute.
The state government has sought a detailed report from the Intelligence department over the transportations of stones in Ayodhya.